Bright visions of a recovery must be turned into reality
"And faded through the brightening air."
Recent talk about Ireland's recovery - and whether there is one - brought to mind Yeats' description of the vision of the wandering Aengus.
The air is certainly brightening. The most recent official forecast - that of the EU Commission - was happy to accept that growth in the output of goods and services (GDP) might exceed 6pc this year.